Chicken Penne Pasta With Pink Sauce

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain well.
  • Return the pasta to the pot and set aside.
  • Coat the chicken breasts with 1 tablespoon olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the chicken on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350°oven for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let the chicken cool.
  • When it is cool enough to handle, dice the chicken and set aside.
  • Coat a 9 x 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over med-high heat, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil.
  • Add the cooked chicken and garlic; cook, stirring, for 2 minutes.
  • Add the prosciutto, green and yellow peppers, capers, and basil.
  • Cooks, stirring frequently, for 2-3 minutes or until the peppers just start to soften.
  • Add the chicken mixture to the reserved penne and mix well.
  • Spread half of the mixture in prepared pan.
  • In a bowl, combine the marinara and Alfredo sauces.
  • Top the penne with 1 cup of sauce.
  • Put the remaining penne mixture over the sauce, then add the remaining sauce.
  • Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted and slightly browned and the casserole is heated through.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and toss the pasta thoroughly.
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